Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
This study includes articles including research regarding the effects of the current nursing staff shortage and overtime on patient care and outcomes. A systematic review of research was conducted guided by PRISMA guidelines and consists of articles collected from PubMed. Studies were taken place in the United States, England, Taiwan, Singapore, United Kingdom, Brazil, South Korea, Sweden, India, and Australia involving hundreds of thousands of participants. Methods include mean ratio, regression models, surveys, and questionnaires. Nurse staffing shortages, overtime, and inadequate staffing increased the risk of patient mortality and decreased overall patient safety and quality of care in acute care facilities.
Nursing, nursing shortage, nurse-to-patient ratio, acute care
Schwenker, M. (2022). Effects of Inadequate Nurse Staffing and Need for Standard Nurse-to-Patient Ratios to Increase Patient Safety in Acute Care Settings. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/182